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“Pairing a world-class team with unparalleled client service is our differentiator. We always set our clients up for success.”

Scott Smith
Vice President, LEED AP

Experience

As a member of the project management team, he is known for his strong team-focused work ethic and his unwavering attention to detail. To Scott, communication, organization, and teamwork are essential to the production of a successful project. His work on K-12 projects and corporate real estate developments attest to his ability to provide value and savings to his clients.

In his current role at Plante Moran Cresa (PMC), Scott is coordinating the $195 million bond campaign for Birmingham Public Schools, which involves major updates to two of the high schools; athletic complex upgrades, new auxiliary gymnasiums, team facilities, and interior renovations. After successfully completing a previous bond campaign for Farmington Public Schools, Scott and the PMC team helped them coordinate and plan for a new $98 million bond campaign. The recently passed bond will focus on critical upgrades and improvements to parking, roofing, mechanical, and plumbing infrastructure. Acting as the school district’s representative, Scott and the rest of the PMC team use their experience in the industry to make knowledgeable, far-sighted recommendations to guide the district through the planning and construction processes.

Scott’s diverse background of construction management experience on a wide array of projects, with a significant focus on cost segregation, move management and other construction-related services, along with his insight into facility and equipment depreciation, and the corresponding tax incentive, make him a unique and valuable resource to his clients and the PMC team.

He joined PMC from Plante Moran’s Tax Solutions Group, where he performed cost segregation studies. He executed over 100 cost segregation studies totaling more than 5 million square feet in a variety of industries, examining nearly $700 million worth of construction work and saving clients over $35 million in first-year tax savings.

Scott is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is also a member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals and has spoken at internal tax seminars to build awareness of cost segregation as a beneficial service to clients.